DMCI Homes donates P7.5M to boost UP Institute of Civil Engineering's research capability
DMCI Homes, the country’s first Quadruple A developer, has made a P7.5 million donation to the UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (UPERDFI) for the setting up of a structural design engineering laboratory in the Institute of Civil Engineering in the UP Diliman campus in Quezon City.
Held at the DMCI Homes Corporate Center, the donation agreement was recently signed and officiated by DMCI Holdings, Inc. Chairman Isidro Consunji. The donor signatories included DMCI Homes President Alfredo R. Austria, DACON President and Semirara President & COO Victor A. Consunji, and DMCI Homes Executive Treasurer Edwina Consunji-Laperal representing the Friends of Engr. David M. Consunji. Alfonso A. Aliga, Jr., Executive Director of UPERDFI signed as the donee.
In the six-page agreement, the donated amount will be used for the purchase of equipment, software, and maintenance of the computational laboratory to reinforce the instructional and research capability of the UP Institute of Civil Engineering (UP-ICE).
To be used by the students and faculty of the UP-ICE, the facility will involve a suite of design software and work stations, and room furnishings, to better prepare civil engineering students for practice after graduation.
DMCI Homes Vice President for Design and
Engineering Adrian Calimbas, DMCI Homes Assistant Vice President for Marketing
and Customer Care Jan Venturanza, UP-ICE Director Dr. Maria Antonia Tanchuling
and UP College of Engineering Dean Dr. Rizalinda de Leon, served as witnesses to
the signing of the document. UP-ICE Associate
Professor Dr. Errol Quinay, lead faculty for the DMCI Homes ICE Laboratory, was
also present during the event.